All branches of the Ocean County Library are closing at 5:00pm today, Wednesday, June 7th, due to air quality conditions.

The Whiting Reading Center and the Tuckerton Branch are currently experiencing an issue with their phone lines.
To contact the Whiting Reading Center or Tuckerton Branch, please call the Toms River Branch at 732-349-6200 and ask the operator to forward your call to the Whiting Reading Center or Tuckerton branch.

Businessman/Radio Host Joel Markel To Screen Film At Toms River Library

June 08, 2017

TOMS RIVER – Businessman and radio personality Joel Markel will present the film “Oro Macht Frei” at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 29 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street.

Markel, who co-hosts the morning radio show “Preferred Company,” on WOBM 1160 AM, served as executive producer of “Oro Macht Frei.” The film explores the Roman Jewish experience during the Nazi occupation of Rome from September 1943 to June 1944.

“Oro Macht Frei” won the Best International Documentary award at the Garden State Film Festival in 2015. Markel will be onsite for a question and answer session following the screening.

The program is free and open to the public. For information or to register, call 732-349-6200 or visit

Free parking is available anytime in the Ocean County Parking garage on Hooper Avenue.

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